Windows: Download appx packages from Microsoft Store (Example install the new Windows Terminal offline)


the store itself does not have an option to download appx packages directly from the Windows store. offers a service to get the direct download links for packages if you know the Store link or the PackageFamilyName.

An example. You want to install the new Windows Terminal offline. At this point of time (28/04/2020) version 0.11.1121.0 is the latest version.

Download it and try to install the package

PS D:\> add-appxpackage D:\temp\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_0.11.1121.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle

This ends up in an error that some dependecies are missing or the installed version is lower then the requiered ones:

On a machine connected to the internet and the terminal is installed I’ll get the PackageFamilyName and the version of the requiered packages

PS D:\> (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsTerminal).Dependencies | Select-Object PackageFamilyName,PackageFullName

PackageFamilyName                                PackageFullName
-----------------                                ---------------
Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_8wekyb3d8bbwe            Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.27810.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.UWPDesktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.UWPDesktop_14.0.27810.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Get the download URLs by adguard

RG-Adguard Store Links Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.UWPDesktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe

RG- Adguard Store Links Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_8wekyb3d8bbwe


Install the the downloaded files

PS D:\tenp> Add-AppxPackage Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.UWPDesktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx
PS D:\temp> Add-AppxPackage Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_8wekyb3d8bbwe.appx

And then install the new Windows Terminal

PS D:\temp> add-appxpackage D:\temp\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_0.11.1121.0_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle


Windows Terminal


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